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answered How much light is enough for year round commuting?
Oct
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answered will increasing cadence ability hurt my climbing strength?
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comment Is it realistic to fuel a long ride with NO sugar?
@keymaster - I base my guess on a couple of thoughts. First, when the duration of a ride gets up to 6 hours, most cyclists will not be riding that hard because they cannot maintain a high energy output for that long. If you aren't riding that hard, you are likely in the meat of your aerobic zone, and 75/25 is a reasonable guess there. If you can talk comfortably during most of your ride, this is probably accurate. If, on the other hand, you spend a lot of time on hard rides and are riding really hard for the whole time, you will burn more carbs than I estimate.
Sep
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comment Is it realistic to fuel a long ride with NO sugar?
@Keymaster - most of the charts for calories burnt/hour are overly optimistic. In the ride I listed in my last comment, I averaged 17.3 mph, which the charts suggests is over 900 cal/hour, but my actual burn was only 2/3 of that.
Sep
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comment Is it realistic to fuel a long ride with NO sugar?
@Stephen - I ride with a powertap, so I have an accurate measure of the amount of energy I put out (actually, it's probably 3-5% low). My last ride I put out 1093 kJ in 1:40, which puts me at about 650 kJ/hour. Because of a coincidence of conversion factors and human efficiency, that's roughly equal to the number of calories burned.
Sep
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answered If a derailleur cable snaps on a long ride, how can I keep going?
Sep
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answered What is this metal bar parallel to the frame?
Sep
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answered Is it realistic to fuel a long ride with NO sugar?
Aug
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answered Why are my Shimano R540 SPD SL Road Pedals incredibly stiff to clip out of?
Jul
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answered Why are aero bars usually disallowed in gran fondos?
Jul
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answered What's the lowest safe cadence on a climb?
Apr
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comment Are there any scientific studies proving the benefits of clipless pedal systems?
There are a number of pro teams out there who are looking for every little bit of power for their cyclists. They all use clipless systems. That's some pretty good evidence in my book
Apr
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answered Should I avoid sitting on top tube on my carbon bike?
Apr
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answered Shifting can't keep up with my acceleration
Mar
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answered Recessing Look Cleats
Feb
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answered How can I prevent or mitigate the front wheel coming off the ground when climbing steep hills?
Jan
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answered Performance difference between Shimano SPD and SPD SL
Jan
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comment Suggestions for winter cycling glasses?
+1 on safety glasses. I ordered a few pairs from an online safety glass store; they are a lot cheaper than clear glasses in the cycling store.
Jan
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answered Can I pedal my bicycle backwards to move it backwards?